Touch Hearts, Change Lives: Volunteer for Three Oaks Hospice

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ORGANIZATION: Three Oaks Hospice

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Three Oaks Hospice is seeking compassionate individuals to join our team as Hospice Volunteers. As a volunteer, you will play a vital role in providing support to patients and their families during their end-of-life journey. This position offers a unique opportunity to make a meaningful difference in the lives of others while gaining valuable experience in a healthcare setting.

We serve a 50 mile radius, including Warren County, Lincoln County, Jefferson County, Franklin County, Montgomery County, St. Charles and St. Louis.

Responsibilities:

  1. Patient Care (Non-Medical):
  • Offer companionship and emotional support to patients facing terminal illness.
  • Engage in meaningful conversations, read to patients, or simply listen to their stories.
  • Assist with activities of daily living, such as meal preparation, grooming, and light household tasks.
  • Accompany patients on short walks or outings as appropriate and desired.
  • Provide respite care to family caregivers, allowing them time to rest and recharge.
  1. Administrative/Clerical Duties:
  • Assist with filing, organizing, and maintaining patient records.
  • Answer phones, take messages, and relay information to appropriate staff members.
  • Prepare informational packets and educational materials for patients and families.
  • Help with general office tasks such as data entry, copying, and scanning documents.

Benefits of Volunteering for Three Oaks Hospice:

  1. Meaningful Contribution: By volunteering with Three Oaks Hospice, you will have the opportunity to make a profound impact on the lives of patients and their families during a challenging time. Your presence and support can bring comfort and solace to those in need.
  2. Personal Fulfillment: Volunteering in a hospice setting offers a unique opportunity for personal growth and fulfillment. You will develop valuable skills in communication, empathy, and end-of-life care while building meaningful connections with patients and their loved ones.
  3. Flexible Schedule: We understand that your time is valuable, which is why we offer flexible scheduling options for our volunteers. Whether you can commit to a few hours a week or a few days a month, we will work with you to find a schedule that fits your availability.
  4. Comprehensive Training: Prior to starting your volunteer role, you will receive comprehensive training to prepare you for your responsibilities. Our experienced staff will provide guidance and support every step of the way, ensuring that you feel confident and equipped to make a positive difference.
  5. Community Engagement: Volunteering with Three Oaks Hospice allows you to become an integral part of your community by offering support to individuals and families in need. You will join a dedicated team of volunteers and staff members who share a common goal of providing compassionate end-of-life care.

Qualifications:

  • Compassionate and empathetic demeanor.
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills.
  • Ability to maintain confidentiality and respect patient privacy.
  • Reliable and punctual with a commitment to fulfilling volunteer responsibilities.
  • Willingness to undergo background checks and complete required training.

How to Apply:

If you are interested in becoming a Hospice Volunteer with Three Oaks Hospice, please contact our Volunteer Coordinator, Christine Parker at cparker@threeoakshospice.com or call 636-377-1757 for more information. We look forward to welcoming you to our team and together, making a difference in the lives of those we serve.

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About Three Oaks Hospice

Location:

1215 Fern Ridge Parkway, Saint Louis, MO 63141, US

Mission Statement

We make a steadfast promise to our patients to listen, care and serve as a trusted partner devoted to providing the highest-quality hospice and palliative care. Our dedicated team is committed to enhancing the quality of life for every patient, providing a holistic approach that addresses physical, emotional, and spiritual needs. Our mission is to ensure that every patient and family feels supported, understood, and cared for during this significant life journey.

Description

Three Oaks Hospice provides compassionate hospice care in the St. Louis, MO area. We currently serve the Counties of St. Louis, St. Charles, Jefferson, Franklin, Lincoln, and Warren.

Hospice care is designed for terminally ill individuals, providing comfort and peace to patients and families during the remaining weeks or months of life. We understand the importance of comfort and familiarity, so our team is prepared to visit patients wherever they reside-be it their own home, a family member’s home, or a senior living community or hospital.

Trained volunteers play an important role in the interdisciplinary hospice team that also includes physicians, nurses, social workers, clergy, administrators and various therapists that provide physical, emotional and spiritual comfort to persons with life-limiting illnesses.

CAUSE AREAS

Health & Medicine
People with Disabilities
Seniors
Health & Medicine, People with Disabilities, Seniors

WHEN

We'll work with your schedule.

WHERE

63383

(38.77283,-91.1737)
 

SKILLS

  • Elder care
  • Bereavement Support
  • Patient Care
  • Hospice Care
  • Veteran Care
  • People Skills

GOOD FOR

  • Teens
  • People 55+

REQUIREMENTS

  • Driver's License Needed
  • Background Check
  • Must be at least 17
  • Orientation or Training
  • At Least 2 Hours Monthly
  • TB Test, Car Insurance, 2 References

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